All posts tagged: Indigenous People

Importance of access to literacy

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Indigenous Australians / Literacy / Motivation

“Whether it’s reading or writing, literacy is an outlet to an untouchable world – your imagination. Not only is literacy a basic human right, it is a fundamental building block for learning as well as a personal empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress.”  (from http://internationalliteracyday.org/ ) International Literacy Day was held on 8 September 2015. It is a good time to remember that some people have difficulty with the following: reading […]

I am not making it up …

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Baby Boomers / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Meaning of life and that stuff / Pilbara / Religion / Self acceptance / Social media / technology / The workplace / WordPress / Writing

I recently had my sixtieth birthday and that means I have done a range of things in those six decades. Sometimes I surprise people when I mention some of those things. I guess we all travel our own journeys and we can never be sure where they will take us. A list of some of my adventures follows: I left home in country Victoria at 17 years old to live in Melbourne and I was […]

Weekly photo challenge: Extra

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Friends and family / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Weekly Photo Challenge

Too much rain can have devastating consequences. These photos were taken during a wet season in Fitzroy Crossing in the early 1980’s while I was living there. People were cut off from food supplies, the bore pumps were flooded and ironically there was a shortage of water for household use. One of my neighbours was bitten by a venomous snake and had to be driven through the flood water to get medical help. I wouldn’t […]

Launch of my short story

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Friends and family / Indigenous Australians / Meaning of life and that stuff / Writing

I have been absent from WordPress in recent weeks as I worked on finishing my unit of study with Edith Cowan University online. The unit is Authorship and Publication. The main submission for assessment is my ebook, Beyond the Crossing. As it is my first short story I decided to make it available as a free ebook to anyone who would like to read it. With assignments now completed,  I can start preparing for my […]

Learning by doing

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creativity / Kimberley / Motivation / Numbulwar / Writing / You must be kidding?

Today I searched for quotes to motivate me to continue my work on a current writing assignment. I need to have a 2,500 word draft piece of fiction ready for editing by Monday at the latest. I have written about 3,000 words so far but it lacks energy. I need to do a lot more work on it. I am basing my short story on some of my experiences living in outback Australia.  

Distractions

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Friends and family / Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / You must be kidding?

I have looked at old photos to research information for my writing assignment. It was great to see the photos again because it prompted my memory about so many things I had forgotten. One of them cashew apples. We had a cashew tree in our yard – you couldn’t eat the nuts without baking but the fruit was really yummy. I found this photo of my Mum taken in 1983. She traveled by bus from […]

Which story has most appeal?

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Baby Boomers / emotions / Friends and family / Indigenous Australians / Numbulwar / Values

As part of my studies I need to further develop some stories. I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks 🙂 SYNOPSIS – FANTASY The Magic Tunnel A little four-year-old girl finds a magical world just beyond Grandma’s back fence. Only Lindy knows the secret entrance. A blue wren whispered it in her ear and made her promise to keep it secret – even from Grandma. Lindy carefully lifts one of the pavers on the patio […]

Daily prompt: Safety first

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DP Challenge / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Numbulwar / You must be kidding?

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe … In 1980 my former husband and I took up an opportunity to work in a remote Indigenous community in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. I was twenty-six at the time with two sons – one was four years old and the other was only six-months old. It was a big adventure for us all. At first I was even scared of the […]

Reading and writing

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Blog 2013 / Geography / Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley / Motivation / politics / Writing

This weekend I am attending a two-day course in Bunbury to become a tutor in the Read, Write Now program in my community. I am really looking forward to it. It is four days training in total, presented over two weekends. I have been a literacy tutor in the past and enjoyed the experience greatly. People who cannot read or write (in their first or second language) are at a real disadvantage. I became aware […]